Schizophrenia and cancer: an epidemiological study.

@article{Goldacre2005SchizophreniaAC,
  title={Schizophrenia and cancer: an epidemiological study.},
  author={Michael J. Goldacre and Lianne M Kurina and Clare J. Wotton and David G. R. Yeates and Valerie Seagroat},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={187},
  pages={
          334-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND For decades there has been interest in the possibility that people with schizophrenia might have some protection against cancer, and that, if this were so, it might hold clues about aetiological mechanisms in schizophrenia. AIMS To study cancer incidence in schizophrenia. METHOD Cohort analysis of linked hospital and death records was used to compare cancer rates in people with schizophrenia with a reference cohort. RESULTS We did not find a reduced risk for cancer overall… CONTINUE READING

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